John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace
Continuum, 2007 - 308 páginas
John Newton is one of the most important and influential men of the 18th century. His famous conversion during a storm at sea lead to his new role as a social reformer and key figure in the abolition of slavery. In this book, Jonathan Aitken discovers the man, his motivation and beliefs.
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Perhaps he wrote to Polly , her mother or her aunt , to sound out his prospects of
being taken seriously as a suitor . ... This hastiness had evidently been forgiven
after the passing of some sixteen years , for Polly's parents and John's father met
CHAPTER 44 Death of Polly During the years when Newton became publicly
associated with the battle to abolish the slave trade , his private life was
overshadowed by the terminal cancer of his wife , Polly . Her long illness and
eventual death ...
Such dramatic reversals of all that she had previously believed in and loved
came at a time when Polly's death was imminent . Newton was shattered by
these changes in his wife , which he described as the high watermark of my trial ..
. hard to ...
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - Paul_Brunning - LibraryThing
John Newton is best known as the author of Amazing Grace but this brilliant new biography shows how he led one of the most colourful and influential lives of the 18th century.Using a wealth of ... Ler crítica na íntegra
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - deferredreward - LibraryThing
What I got most from this book was the gracefulness that saving grace gave to John Newton. In an age of fracture among English Protestants he managed to keep himself (barely) within the church of ... Ler crítica na íntegra
A Spiritual Upbringing
First Steps in Love and Seafaring
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